Obit: Betty Sparks

Obit: Betty Sparks

December 5th, 2018 in Obituaries
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RINGGOLD — Betty June Horton Sparks, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at her residence. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, Ringgold areas, she was a former employee of the Catoosa County Board School System where she worked at Heritage Middle School and was of the Baptist faith. A loving mother and homemaker, Betty was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends most especially over the holidays. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sullivan and Gracie Mae Horton; Husband, John Wesley Sparks; Brothers, Earl, Leroy, and J. W. Horton; Son, Rickey Cope Sr.; Stepdaughter, Orlean Shaw; Great-Grandson, Gabriel Dickerson; and Son-in-law, James "Jr" Kilgore. She is survived by her children, Donna (Mike) Farmer, of Ringgold, Ga., Debbie (Jimmy) Dickerson, of Lavonia, Ga., Johnny Young, of Ringgold, Ga., Gail Kilgore, of Rossville, Ga., and Johnny Cope Sr., of Ringgold, Ga.; Stepson, John (Cindy) Sparks, of Ringgold, Ga.; two brothers, Bill (Juanita) Horton, of Ringgold, Ga., and Alvin (Kathy) Horton, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister, Carol Pike, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters-in-law, Jean Horton, of Riverside, Calif., Betty Horton, of East Ridge, Tenn., and Connie Blevins, of Cleveland, Tenn.; Grandchildren, Drs. Robb (Lora) Hutcherson, Josh Hutcherson, Jimmy Dickerson Jr., Michelle Kilgore, Bo (Amy) Cope, Kristy (Rick) Norris, Dawn (Robert) Green,   Belinda (Bronnie) Allen, Dewayne Brown, JJ Cope, Tiffany Cope, Jeremy (Elisha) Sparks, Tim (Terre) Sparks, Wesley Sparks, Jessica (Shane) Roberts and Stephanie (Daniel) Walker, Tony Shaw; Great-Grandchildren, John Robert Hutcherson, Rhett Hutcherson, Kaylee Dickerson, Landon Dickerson, Leanna Dickerson, Abel Dickerson, Tyler Norris, Macey Cope, Caden Norris, Bodey Cope, Jacob Allen, Avery Allen, Peyton Sparks, Braylee Sparks, Megan James, Briana Wambolt, Damian Wambolt, Sarahann Sparks, Easton Sparks, Kyler Sparks, Emerson Hughes, Jesse Michael Hughes, Jaxon Hughes, Briley Walker, Presley Rose Walker, Malachi Walker; dearest best friend, Kae Betty; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. James Helton officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens-East. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until funeral time Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Ga. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com